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The Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development (ICAD), the Canadian AIDS Society (CAS), CATIE and the Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) were pleased to offer a webinar series on “New HIV prevention technologies and their implications for HIV prevention in Canada.” Please see below for further information on these webinars:
Webinar 1: New HIV Prevention Technologies (NPTs) – The basics and the state of research
12 July 2011

If you’re wondering what all the buzz is around new HIV prevention technologies, you’re not alone. Recent research advances have reinvigorated the field, with new findings around medical male circumcision, vaccines, microbicides and ARV-based prevention strategies.

View this webinar to learn about … Read more 

There are a number of global efforts underway to develop new technologies to prevent HIV. Currently, there is research being conducted on vaginal and rectal microbicides, vaccines, pre‐exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and HIV treatment as prevention.  This fact sheet provides a brief definition of each of the potential prevention tools being researched, and gives an overview of the current state of research. The fact sheet then provides an overview of the prevention technologies that we currently have at our disposal―female and male condoms, and medical male circumcision―and summarizes recent findings about these technologies. The fact sheet then outlines research into prevention technologies that have had unsuccessful results―diaphragms and cervical barriers, and … Read more 

PrEP could prove to be an important opportunity in the field of HIV prevention, yet there are many ethical and practical concerns that need to be addressed as the research moves forward.  Currently, there is limited dialogue around these issues and the impact that PrEP trial results will have in Canada and globally. It is important that Canadians develop an understanding of PrEP and related issues so that they are able to participate in a global dialogue and assess if or how PrEP could benefit Canadians. This fact sheet provides an overview of PrEP research and raises some of the concerns and unanswered questions that require discussion among a broad … Read more 

On November 20, 2010, ICAD held a workshop on PrEP as a potential HIV prevention method. The workshop included presentations from individuals engaged in PrEP trials in Peru and Kenya. The workshop provided Canadian civil society, researchers and government representatives with an opportunity to learn about and discuss PrEP, its potential impact on Canadians, and the role Canadians can play in the international dialogue on PrEP.


PrEP: What is it? What does it mean for Canadians? – Marc-André LeBlanc
Canadian involvement in PrEP work – Madzouka Kokolo
iPrEx: Chemoprophylaxis for HIV Prevention in Men – Pedro Goicochea
HIV Pre‐Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) among Discordant Couples: Roll‐out issues , Kenya … Read more